Germany - ATM workers strike for 1.50 euro an hour pay rise - January 31, 2019

Trade union Ver.di called a three-day strike in demand of an 1.50 euro hourly wage raise for its around 12,000 drivers and others workers in the money-transport branch. The increase would amount to around 250 euro a month. The union also want equal pay rates for workers in the former East German states, many of whom earn less than their counterparts elsewhere in the country. The question is how much impact the strike will have. At another strike in 2015 when the union was seeking improved high-risk insurance, some ATMs ran out of cash but cash as a portion of overall turnover dropped below 50% in 2017.

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